[Debconf-devel] Bug#558262: "dpkg-reconfigure -a" fails to complete

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Thu Dec 3 05:57:28 UTC 2009

Quoting Kalle Michanek (michanrai at gmail.com):

> I've found 3 packages that behave like this when using dpkg-reconfigure.
> These are:
> autoconf/testing uptodate 2.64-4
> coreutils/testing uptodate 7.4-2
> cpio/testing uptodate 2.10-1
> sml-mode/testing uptodate 4.0-7

We had such a bug recently for samba (#558116).

Steve Langasek fixed that in our SVN by modifying the maintainer
scripts. From his comments in the bug log, our maintainer scripts were
far from perfect in their use of update-alternatives, but it still
puzzles me that the bug popped out suddenly.

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